Today's the day...Super Bowl Sunday. Where people in America eat tons of junk food and watch commercials. Oh and there's a football game too. But today, in Colorado Springs, also marks an annual event where 100's of athletes flock to downtown in hopes of winning their own game...The game of running.

This year, I participated in a Super Bowl 5K with a few friends. I was also introduced to another Type 1 diabetic. Standing around waiting for the start gun, we were talking about pumps. I was excited because mine fit in the side zipper pocket of my running tights! He had the Omnipod, which was what I used to have. So of course we had a friendly fight between which pump was better!

But then he told me how Type 1 and Type 1.5 is different. I've searched and searched online for how that is true and I can't find much other than Type 1.5 can be treated much the same as a Type 2. So I would be a Type 1 being insulin dependent. I really wish I knew!

Regardless, it made my day meeting another diabetic who also uses a pump and was running a race just like me. I always feel special running races because I know that it's something a lot of people used to think diabetics couldn't do but it was even cooler knowing there was two of us out there! Being super diabetics :)

And I almost PR'd! I ran a 5K in 28:03 today, finishing 7th out of 26th in my age group. I'd say I already won my game today. Now on to making snacks and watching the Walking Dead Marathon. Who needs the Super Bowl anyway...

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Tags: 1.5, Type, insulin, pumps, running

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